Member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ottawa ON
39 years of ordained ministry in single congregations and multiple point parishes; some of them were served in team ministry. Former member of the Committee for Theological Education and Leadership and the Ottawa/St. Lawrence Conference Council.
Openness, fairness, discernment, sensitivity; experience of joyous and satisfying years of ministry, but also a very painful time of conflict.
Leadership. We need to look for and encourage candidates for ordained ministry who have the ability to withstand the difficulties inherent in pastoral leadership by staying committee to Christ, their vision of the Church despite their personal limitations.
I hope that the ELCIC becomes a more powerful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this imperfect and messy world, a voice to the voiceless and hurting, and its member become more generous in sharing their talents, time and treasures with others. Continue to further more ecumenical dialogues and cooperation.